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SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce aka ‘Crypto Mom’ to Hold Q&A at Solidus Labs’ Compliance Summit

Photo: Crypto Compliance SummitSolidus Labs‘ one-day event, taking place at Hogan Lovells, Madison Avenue on Thursday, will culminate in a talk by reigning SEC Commissioner Hester M. Peirce.Also speaking at the event, which includes a series of panel discussions, will be Coinbase Chief Compliance Officer Jeff Horowitz and representatives from Circle, CryptoCompare, and David Weild IV, former Vice-Chairman of NASDAQ.Not Your Usual CommissionerCryptocurrency regulators aren’t often spoken of...

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U.S. Congress to Discuss Cryptocurrency With SEC Right After Bakkt is Launched

On Sept. 19, the Committee on Financial Services came to an agreement that the topic, “Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission: Wall Street’s Cop on the Beat,” would be the topic of discussion and Sept. 24 was chosen as the D-day, which is, just for a reminder, the day after Bakkt launch.This hearing will consist of the chairman of the SEC, Jay Clayton, Commissioner Hester Pierce, who is also known as Crypto Mom, and three other commissioners.Will Libra Make It Into the List of...

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Bitcoin Will Not Be Listed On Major Exchanges Without Better Regulation, Says SEC Chairman

Generally, the fact that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is not very supportive of the cryptocurrency industry is no longer news. The SEC has many times before, spoken out against cryptocurrencies because of their volatility and unregulated nature.Even efforts to launch Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF), have been largely unsuccessful as a few days ago, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) withdrew its application to float the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF, just...

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Jay Clayton: Regulation Is the Answer to Bitcoin’s Problems

Jay Clayton, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman, doesn’t think bitcoin will ever be traded on a major exchange… That is, until serious regulation comes along. Without regulation, BTC, in his mind, will never achieve the mainstream status it so desperately longs for. Clayton: We Need More Rules for BTCAt press time, bitcoin’s primary attempt to become “legit” has suddenly dissipated, with CBOE, VanEck and Solid X withdrawing their bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) from the...

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SEC Chief: You’re ‘Sorely Mistaken’ if You Think Bitcoin’s All Grown Up

Think Bitcoin's ready for prime-time trading on a major stock exchange? SEC Chairman Jay Clayton says you're "sorely mistaken." | Source: REUTERS / Aaron P. Bernstein U.S. Securities and Exchange Chairman Jay Clayton just delivered a rebuke to cryptocurrency backers, alleging that Bitcoin is unlikely to trade on a major US exchange until it's much better regulated....

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VanEck’s Limited Bitcoin ETF Loses Steam, Manages to Issue Only 4 Bitcoins

After months of regulatory scrutiny, VanEck-SolidX launched a limited version of its Bitcoin ETF last week. Not having the SEC approval to launch a full-fledged Bitcoin ETF, VanEck planned the limited ETF launch to prove that there’s actually some demand for this investment product in the market.However, it looks like VanEck hasn’t succeeded enough to make an impact in the market. Popular crypto analyst and commentator Alex Krüger recently released some data showing that the VanEck Limited...

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BNY Mellon Officially Named as Transfer Agent for Bitwise’s Proposed Bitcoin ETF

Photo: Bitwise / TwitterBitwise has tapped into the experience of the Bank of New York Mellon. It has appointed the BNY Mellon to serve as the administrator and transfer agent for its forthcoming Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). Bitwise filed an amendment to its Bitwise Bitcoin ETF S-1 form on September 11. It then submitted the amendment to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the same day.The amendment lists Foreside Fund Services as the marketing agent, BNY...

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Jay Clayton: Progress Is Being Made on a Bitcoin ETF

The path towards a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) hasn’t always been a clear one, and while steps are being taken to ensure things go smoothly, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton says there is still “work left to be done.” Clayton Says the SEC Still Has ConcernsIn a recent interview, Clayton comments that “progress is being made” when it comes to pushing a bitcoin ETF forward, though the SEC’s worries haven’t dissipated completely. There are several companies...

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SEC Warms to Bitcoin ETF Amid Price-Manipulation Fears

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggests that a bitcoin ETF may be approved once price-manipulation concerns are addressed. | Source: REUTERS / Brendan McDermidSEC Chairman Jay Clayton says the agency is inching closer to finally approving a bitcoin ETF. However, he warns that more work needs to be done to deter price manipulation and ensure a transparent market.Clayton made the assertions during a CNBC interview with Bob Pisani (video below). Pisani asked if we're any closer to seeing a bitcoin...

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